Sunday, October 30, 2011
MUSIC HISTORY OCTOBER 30
1894 - Composer Peter Warlock was born.
1970 - Jim Morrison was sentenced to 6 months in jail and fined $500 for exposing himself in Miami, FL
1973 - John Lennon released the album "Mind Games."
1974 - Kathy Silva files for a divorce from Sylvester Stewart and was awarded custody of their 14-month-old son. Stewart disappeared with his son and was believed to be in hiding.
1978 - The movie "KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park" aired on NBC-TV.
1982 - Paul Weller announced the breakup of The Jam.
1984 - Linda Ronstadt made her operatic debut in "La Boheme" in New York City, NY.
1984 - Barry Manilow opened at Radio City Music Hall in New York. The shows sold out for $1.9 million. Manilow beat the previous record by $100,000 that was held by Diana Ross.
1986 - The Beastie Boys released the LP "License To Ill."
1988 - Kurt Cobain smashed his very first guitar.
1995 - David Bowie, Tom Donahue, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Pete Seeger, Jefferson Airplane, Little Willie John, Pink Floyd, The Shirelles and The Velvet Underground are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.
1997 - Sally Nyolo (formerly of Zap Mama) began her first U.S tour.
1997 - The U.S. Senate passd the "La Cienega" bill. The bill closed a loophole in the 1909 copyright act that put most pre-1978 music copyrights in jeopardy.
2001 - Michael Jackson's album entitled "Invincible" was released.
2002 - U.S. President George W. Bush signed an act that renamed the Oakwood Postal Station in Los Angeles the Nat King Cole Post Office.
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